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ShaLeigh Dance Works

Sunday, July 28 at 2:00pm

Join ADF for an immersive professional dance performance! enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of ...

3 dancers holding a damaged mirror.

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Sunday, July 28 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for an immersive professional dance performance! enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of ...

A dancer in hot pink pants lifting another dancer in a matching leotard on his side.

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Saturday, July 27 at 5:00pm

Join ADF for a classic professional dance performance! The Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to ADF this summer, presenting three masterpieces from its repertory. Arden Court, a dance set to ...

3 dancers holding a damaged mirror.

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Saturday, July 27 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for an immersive professional dance performance! enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of ...

2 dancers seated in chairs are wrapped by a white ribbon of light.

Radical System Art

Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a multimedia professional dance performance! Choreographer and Radical System Art’s artistic director Shay Kuebler’s MOI-Momentum of Isolation is based on social isolation and loneliness, exploring objective and ...

3 dancers holding a damaged mirror.

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Friday, July 26 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for an immersive professional dance performance! enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of ...

A dancer in hot pink pants lifting another dancer in a matching leotard on his side.

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Friday, July 26 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a classic professional dance performance! The Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to ADF this summer, presenting three masterpieces from its repertory. Arden Court, a dance set to ...

a dancer in hot pink pants lifting another dancer in a matching leotard on his side.

Paul Taylor Dance Company Children’s Matinee

Saturday, July 27 at 1:00pm

Join ADF for a one-hour performance specially curated to ignite and inspire children’s imaginations. A FREE Kids’ Party follows each matinee at the Landing of the Bryan Center, complete with ...

3 dancers holding a damaged mirror.

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Saturday, July 27 at 2:00pm

Join ADF for an immersive professional dance performance! enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of ...

3 dancers holding a damaged mirror.

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Sunday, July 21 at 2:00pm

Join ADF for an immersive professional dance performance! enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of ...

3 dancers holding a damaged mirror.

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Sunday, July 21 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for an immersive professional dance performance! enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of ...

2 dancers seated in chairs are wrapped by a white ribbon of light.

Radical System Art

Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a multimedia professional dance performance! Choreographer and Radical System Art’s artistic director Shay Kuebler’s MOI-Momentum of Isolation is based on social isolation and loneliness, exploring objective and ...

3 dancers holding a damaged mirror.

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Saturday, July 20 at 2:00pm

Join ADF for an immersive professional dance performance! enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of ...

3 dancers holding a damaged mirror.

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Saturday, July 20 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for an immersive professional dance performance! enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of ...

6 dancers in sparkly black dresses standing and gesturing next to each other.

Urban Bush Women

Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a narrative dance performance! Set in a fictional jazz club, SCAT!… The Complex Lives of Al & Dot, Dot & Al Zollar is a dance-driven musical that ...

6 dancers in sparkly black dresses standing and gesturing next to each other.

Urban Bush Women

Thursday, July 18 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a narrative dance performance! Set in a fictional jazz club, SCAT!… The Complex Lives of Al & Dot, Dot & Al Zollar is a dance-driven musical that ...

3 dancers holding a damaged mirror.

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for an immersive professional dance performance! enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of ...

Choral Evensong Worship Service

Choral Evensong Worship Service

Sunday, July 14 at 4:00pm

This service of Choral Evensong is led by ministers, musicians, and singers with the Royal School of Church Music in America Carolina Summer Choral Residency.

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Footprints

Saturday, July 13 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a dance performance featuring 3 renowned choreographers and student performers! The Footprints program, which bridges ADF’s performance series and education programs, delivers an outstanding presentation of three ...

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Footprints

Sunday, July 14 at 3:00pm

Join ADF for a dance performance featuring 3 renowned choreographers and student performers! The Footprints program, which bridges ADF’s performance series and education programs, delivers an outstanding presentation of three ...

A dancer leaned over a bathroom sink with her left leg on the wall.

Milka Djordjevich

Thursday, July 11 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for an exciting professional dance performance! Bob is a manic whirlwind of methodical, rapid-fire movements dictated, performed, and self-enforced by Milka Djordjevich. Set to bold music and silence, ...

A dancer leaned over a bathroom sink with her left leg on the wall.

Milka Djordjevich

Friday, July 12 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for an exciting professional dance performance! Bob is a manic whirlwind of methodical, rapid-fire movements dictated, performed, and self-enforced by Milka Djordjevich. Set to bold music and silence, ...

A cluster of dancers lifting and supporting eachother in front of a black background.

Pilobolus Children’s Matinee

Saturday, July 6 at 1:00pm

Join ADF for a one-hour performance specially curated to ignite and inspire children’s imaginations. A FREE Kids’ Party follows each matinee at the Landing of the Bryan Center, complete with ...

A cluster of dancers lifting and supporting eachother in front of a black background.

Pilobolus

Saturday, July 6 at 5:00pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! This summer, Pilobolus is bringing its Re:CREATION tour to ADF, presenting a dynamic collection of dance pieces-daring experiments and ...

A spring garden with white tulips and palms, with a Gothic style pavilion. Duke Gardens logo in navy and white.

Triangle Bonsai Society Bonsai Expo

Sunday, July 7 at 10:00am

Enjoy an amazing array of these carefully pruned plants, created and exhibited by the Triangle Bonsai Society. This two-day exhibit will include more than 50 bonsai created in multiple styles, ...

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APSI Summer Book Club 2024: In Manchuria

Thursday, July 11 at 11:00am

APSI’s summer book club is back by popular demand. The second book in our three-book cycle is travel writer and professor Michael Meyer’s In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and ...

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Made in NC

Sunday, July 7 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a dance performance featuring local choreographers! The Made in NC program features the world premiere of four ADF-commissioned works by North Carolina artists. Dom-Sebastian Alexis, a Greensboro ...

A group of dancers standing in a line on stage and holding large fans.

Les Ballet Afrik

Friday, June 28 at 7:00pm

Join ADF for an exciting professional dance performance! Back by popular demand, Les Ballet Afrik’s New York is Burning draws inspiration from the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning and its ...

A group of dancers standing in a line on stage and holding large fans.

Les Ballet Afrik

Saturday, June 29 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for an exciting professional dance performance! Back by popular demand, Les Ballet Afrik’s New York is Burning draws inspiration from the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning and its ...

A group of dancers in mustard costumes on stage in pink/purple lighting.

Netta Yerushalmy’s MOVEMENT

Tuesday, July 2 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for maximalist professional dance performance! MOVEMENT, by Netta Yerushalmy, synthesizes over one hundred citations from an expansive range of dances across genres and cultures. It is a radical ...

A cluster of dancers lifting and supporting eachother in front of a black background.

Pilobolus

Friday, July 5 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! This summer, Pilobolus is bringing its Re:CREATION tour to ADF, presenting a dynamic collection of dance pieces-daring experiments and ...

Logo of Duke Gardens juxtaposed with a wooden pavilion and white tulips

Beginning Bonsai Workshop

Saturday, July 6 at 9:00am

Begin creating a bonsai tree to take home while you learn about the art and science of this ancient practice. The skillful members of the Triangle Bonsai Society will introduce ...

A spring garden with white tulips and palms, with a Gothic style pavilion. Duke Gardens logo in navy and white.

Triangle Bonsai Society Bonsai Expo

Saturday, July 6 at 10:00am

Enjoy an amazing array of these carefully pruned plants, created and exhibited by the Triangle Bonsai Society. This two-day exhibit will include more than 50 bonsai created in multiple styles, ...

A dancer pointng a camcorder towards the viewer with her other arm raised in a loose fist.

Kayla Farrish

Thursday, June 27 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a riveting professional dance performance! Put Away the Fire, dear is a live dance-theater work mapping the journey of six BIPOC and marginalized characters taking the reins ...

A dancer pointng a camcorder towards the viewer with her other arm raised in a loose fist.

Kayla Farrish

Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a riveting professional dance performance! Put Away the Fire, dear is a live dance-theater work mapping the journey of six BIPOC and marginalized characters taking the reins ...

Gallery Guide Veronika Payne leads a discussion within the exhibition Love & Anarchy. Photo by Wilson.

Gallery Guide Public Tour with a Twist

Thursday, June 27 at 6:00pm

Join our experienced Gallery Guides for a quirky tour of the museum! After learning more about our exhibitions, we will sketch back-to-back, go on a scavenger hunt and more. You ...

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Baye & Asa

Friday, June 21 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! ADF alumni Amadi Washington and Sam Pratt are returning to ADF with 4/2/3, which focuses on the generational impacts ...

A black and white image of two dancers reaching their left arms towards eachother.

Baye & Asa

Saturday, June 22 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! ADF alumni Amadi Washington and Sam Pratt are returning to ADF with 4/2/3, which focuses on the generational impacts ...

3 dancers jumping while connected side-to-side in front of a grey background.

Doug Varone and Dancers

Sunday, June 23 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! To My Arms/Restore is a new two-part work embodying Doug Varone’s decades-long choreographic fascination with the profoundly emotional and ...

A dancer pointng a camcorder towards the viewer with her other arm raised in a loose fist.

Kayla Farrish

Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a riveting professional dance performance! Put Away the Fire, dear is a live dance-theater work mapping the journey of six BIPOC and marginalized characters taking the reins ...

Juneteenth at the Nasher

Juneteenth at the Nasher

Thursday, June 20 at 6:00pm

June 19, 1865, widely known as Juneteenth, marks the day that enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were informed of their freedom. In commemoration of the long-held fight for freedom, ...

A black and white image of two dancers reaching their left arms towards eachother.

Baye & Asa

Thursday, June 20 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! ADF alumni Amadi Washington and Sam Pratt are returning to ADF with 4/2/3, which focuses on the generational impacts ...

A dancer completing a stag leap in front of another standing dancer and green background.

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE returns to ADF with Upside Down, a strongly African work about loss and growth out of ...

A dancer completing a stag leap in front of another standing dancer and green background.

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE returns to ADF with Upside Down, a strongly African work about loss and growth out of ...

Family day creations

Family Day: A Point in Time

Sunday, June 16 at 1:00pm

Take a trip through time and explore works of art with defining characteristics that give us a clue into when they were made. Enjoy looking at and learning about real-life ...

A man wearing all black supports another dancer wearing a red wig as she does a tilt jump.

Ballet Hispánico

Sunday, June 16 at 3:00pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! Ballet Hispánico, the largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States, returns to ADF this summer with their recent ...

A man wearing all black supports another dancer wearing a red wig as does a tilt jump.

Ballet Hispánico Children’s Matinee

Saturday, June 15 at 1:00pm

Join ADF for a one-hour performance specially curated to ignite and inspire children’s imaginations. A FREE Kids’ Party follows each matinee at the Landing of the Bryan Center, complete with ...

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Hung Dance

Saturday, June 15 at 7:00pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! In 2017, choreographer Lai Hung-Chung founded Hung Dance, with the name Hung symbolizing the spirit of soaring freedom. Born ...

Singers with Chorworks perform in Duke Chapel

Music for Court, Church, and Theater

Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm

Singers and musicians with the Chorworks early music summer program present this concert of Music for Court, Church, and Theater. Free admission. Paid parking is available on a first-come, first-served ...

A profile view of a man standing against a red background with black tendrils coming up from the floor.

Hung Dance

Friday, June 14 at 7:00pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! In 2017, choreographer Lai Hung-Chung founded Hung Dance, with the name Hung symbolizing the spirit of soaring freedom. Born ...

A man wearing all black supports another dancer wearing a red wig as she does a tilt jump.

Ballet Hispánico

Thursday, June 13 at 7:00pm

Join ADF for a performance by a renowned professional dance company! Ballet Hispánico, the largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States, returns to ADF this summer with their recent ...

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Beba (Director Rebeca Huntt, 2022, 79 minutes, Rated R)

Free Film: Beba

Thursday, May 30 at 6:00pm

With a filming style akin to the artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Beba (Director Rebeca Huntt, 2022, 79 minutes, Rated R) is a self-portrait of the star, producer and director Rebeca ...

Duke Chapel bell tower

Carillon Weekday Recitalon

Friday, June 14 at 5:00pm

Each weekday at 5:00 p.m., a Duke Chapel carillonneur plays a fifteen-minute recital on the bells in the Duke Chapel tower. The recital begins with an opening excerpt of music, ...

Día de los Muertos Ofrenda

Día de los Muertos Ofrenda

October 7 - November 3

Honor the dead with a Day of the Dead altar piece, at Duke Chapel that pays homage to the rich cultural heritage and sacred traditions of Día de los Muertos. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Conjunto Breve

Conjunto Breve

Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30pm

Multinational salsa band Conjunto Breve was founded by percussionist Brevan Hampden in 2012. Members of the band come from all corners of the Americas. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Music Maker Blues Revue

Music Maker Blues Revue

Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30pm

Two acclaimed blues artists from the Music Maker Foundation's record label take over American Tobacco Campus in this free event. No reservations are required.

Faith & Harmony / Dedicated Men of Zion

Faith & Harmony / Dedicated Men of Zion

Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30pm

This double-bill of two North Carolina-based family Gospel ensembles showcases Gospel as one of the quintessential musical genres of the American South. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

In the Wake of Progress

In the Wake of Progress

Thursday, September 26 at 5:00pm

In this free public exhibition, groundbreaking photographer Edward Burtynsky shows human industry’s impact on the Earth in his most ambitious multimedia project. This exhibition is free and visible to all on Duke's East Campus. No reservations are required.

As Water Falls

As Water Falls

September 3 - September 16

This large-scale installation is a virtual interactive waterfall from Montreal-based digital art studio Iregular. This exhibition is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Bill’s 44th

Bill’s 44th

February 28 - March 2

Bill’s 44th is an original comedic puppet show for grown-ups created by puppeteers Dorothy James & Andy Manjuck around one very worried leading man – Bill.

Last Ward: Yaa Samar! Dance Theater

Last Ward: Yaa Samar! Dance Theater

November 15 - November 16

A New York Times Critics’ Pick, Last Ward is a work of dance theatre that follows one man’s journey towards death in a hospital room. This highly visual evening length performance is performed in Arabic with English supertitles.

Ensemble Intercolor

Ensemble Intercolor

Thursday, February 20 at 7:30pm

Ensemble Intercolor is a trailblazing young trio that combines cimbalom, viola, clarinet and voice with their varied cultural backgrounds – the three musicians are from Belarus, Colombia and France

An Oak Tree: Tim Crouch

An Oak Tree: Tim Crouch

February 7 - February 8

See the play that shaped a theatre landscape in this rare revival. When it opened in 2005, Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree changed the rules of the game: bringing in an actor who has neither seen nor read the play.

Ciompi Quartet: 
Vienna to L.A.

Ciompi Quartet: Vienna to L.A.

Saturday, November 9 at 7:30pm

The Ciompi Quartet of Duke University has delighted audiences and impressed critics around the world. All its members are professors at Duke University. Reservations are open now for this free event.

Ciompi At Duke: A Collaboration

Ciompi At Duke: A Collaboration

Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm

The Ciompi Quartet of Duke University has delighted audiences and impressed critics around the world. All its members are professors at Duke University. Reservation is available now for this free event.

Racine Nago

Racine Nago

Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30pm

Racine Nago's powerfully expressive music features call-and-response vocals and intricate percussion to create crosscurrents of rhythm that move the body and nourish the soul.

Blackburn Literary Festival Keynote with Rachel Kushner

Blackburn Literary Festival Keynote with Rachel Kushner

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm

A collaboration of Duke Arts and the Department of English, the Blackburn Literary Festival’s keynote and panel bring four celebrated novelists together for a night of reading and conversation. Reservations will open in the fall for this free event.

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Rooted: Ayodele Casel

September 27 - September 28

“Extraordinary,” “astonishing,” “a tap dancer of unquestionable radiance” are just some of the many ways that The New York Times has described Ayodele Casel over the past five years.

Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper

Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper

Thursday, September 5 at 7:30pm

With careers spent covering politics for "The Daily Show," audiences can expect “charismatic crankiness" (Entertainment Weekly) and political satire. This event will be a stand-up good time.

Bird-Watching: Pik-Kei Wong

Bird-Watching: Pik-Kei Wong

October 25 - October 26

Originally from Hong-Kong, Scotland-based choreographer Pik-Kei Wong explores gender, bodily-autonomy, and women’s desire in the US Premiere of Bird-Watching. Reservations will open this fall for this free event.

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Flower Portraits

Saturday, May 25 at 10:00am

Practice drawing from life in the Gardens with Julia Einstein, artist in residence at Raleigh City Farm, as you stand at eye level with a plant to capture its essence ...

Jerusalem Quartet

Jerusalem Quartet

Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm

Jerusalem Quartet returns with Mozart’s so-called ‘Dissonance’ Quartet, which features some of the composer’s boldest harmonic writing.

Zodiac Trio

Zodiac Trio

Sunday, April 6 at 7:00pm

Zodiac Trio are at the forefront of innovative programing, heralded as ‘a breathtaking ensemble of virtuosity and sensitivity’ (Radio France).

Elias String Quartet

Elias String Quartet

Saturday, March 15 at 7:30pm

Elias String Quartet is one of the UK’s foremost ensembles, celebrated by BBC Music Magazine as a ‘tour de force’ and The Strad as a ‘remarkable ensemble.’

Goldmund Quartet

Goldmund Quartet

Saturday, March 1 at 7:30pm

The Goldmund Quartet has garnered a reputation as one of the leading string quartets of the great classical and modern works of the quartet canon, delivering performances of ‘exquisite playing.'

Tesla Quartet

Tesla Quartet

Saturday, September 7 at 7:30pm

The Tesla String Quartet is acclaimed for their superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand” (The International Review of Music).

Modigliani Quartet

Modigliani Quartet

Sunday, October 27 at 7:00pm

The Modigliani Quartet has been making waves in the chamber music world since they first began playing together in 2003, following their studies at the prestigious Conservatoire de Paris.

Choral Evensong Worship Service

Choral Evensong Worship Service

Sunday, May 19 at 4:00pm

For centuries, the church has marked the transition from daytime to evening with psalms, prayer, and song. Duke Chapel’s Choral Evensong follows this historic pattern, using the liturgy of the ...